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How to Replace a Seat Belt and Seatbelt Retractor

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Note: This is a general guide for all vehicles.

Parts
  • Seat Belt
Tools
  • Screwdriver
Difficulty

Moderate

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Steps

Safety Tip:
Always wear safety glasses when working on your vehicle. Wear other personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary, for example latex gloves or closed toe shoes.

1
Locate the seat belt retractor and seat belt.
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2
Remove the retractor cover mounting screws. Remove the cover.
3
Remove the retaining bolt holding the retractor to its mounting point.
4
Remove the adjuster cover to access the upper adjuster bolt.
5
Remove the adjuster or mounting bolt and pull the shoulder belt off.
6
Remove the lower lap belt mounting bolt and remove the seat belt and retractor assembly.
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7
Compare the new seat belt and retractor to the old one to make sure it is correct.
8
Install the new seat belt and retractor. Reinstall the retractor cover. Tighten the bolts to manufacture recommendation.
9
Install the adjuster mount bolt.
10
Install the adjuster cover.
11
Test seat belt for proper operation.
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